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January 2002

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January 1-5

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NASA Why? Files
Case of the Wright Invention

Travel back in time with the tree house detectives to learn about the process of invention from two of the greatest inventors of all time, Orville and Wilbur Wright. The tree house detectives find that inventing is not as easy as it seems, and it really does take the "Wright" stuff to be a good inventor.

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Thursday,

January 10

10-11 AM Pacific
1-2 PM Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

 

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Station News Network (SNN) Presents:

Station Updates - The News Program just for Students about the International Space Station

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Tuesday,

January 15

Grades K-12
Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday: The Drinking Gourd

NASA Quest highlights the archive of a former project based on the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd." Included are elementary, middle and high school lessons on how the North Star, Polaris, was used to guide slaves to freedom.

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January 21-25

 

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Destination Tomorrow:
Program 5 "Bringing the Future into Focus"

This program builds on the premise that much of NASA's aeronautical research focuses on creating today's knowledge to solve tomorrow's problems. Viewers will learn how NASA researchers crash test aircraft to make flying safer; about Intra-Cranial Pressure Monitor, which will make treating head trauma cases easier; and how a jet engine works. Meet John V. Becker, X-15 researcher and see how NASA is designing the revolutionary Blended-Wing Body aircraft.
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Tuesday
January 22

11-Noon Pacific
2-3 PM Eastern
1900-1900 GMT

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Spaceday: Design Challenge #1

Spaceday 2002 will be May 2. To prepare your class to take the Design Challenges, we will present a webcast with experts to help:

For design challenge 1, students are asked to research how humans will explore Mars and then invent, design and build an item that could make life or work on Mars easier and/or more enjoyable. Ask expert Susan Ramsey your questions.
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Wednesday
January 23

8-9 AM Pacific
11-Noon Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

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Spaceday: Design Challenge #2

Spaceday 2002 will be May 2. To prepare your class to take the Design Challenges, we will present a webcast with experts to help:

For design challenge 2 students are asked to develop a mission to send a rover to one of the planets or moons to learn more about it.Ask expert Chris Culbert your questions.
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Wednesday
January 23

10-11 AM Pacific
1 -2 PM Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

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Spaceday: Design Challenge #3

Spaceday 2002 will be May 2. To prepare your class to take the Design Challenges, we will present a webcast with experts to help:

For design challenge 3 students are asked to create an electronic newspaper that vividly describes what it's like to live and work on Mars. Ask expert Kelly Humphries your questions.
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Thursday
January 24

10-11 AM Pacific
1-2 PM Eastern
1800-1900 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
PESTO - Growing Plants in Space

Join us to learn about the PESTO and RASTA experiments: studies of long-term effects of microgravity on Photosynthesis. We will be discussing what type of environment or hardware NASA will use to help grow the plants in space and what KSC hopes to accomplish with this experiment.
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Do the Kid Quest!

Join Classroom of the Future in February for an interactive plant growing event

ISS Plant Research WebQuest

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Monday
January 28

10:30-11:30 PT
1:30-2:30 PM ET
1830-1930 GMT

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Centennial of Flight:
Chat with Ray Oyung

Ray Oyung is research coordinator for the Fatigue Countermeasures Program. That program studies the extent of fatigue and sleep loss in flight operations, determines the impact of these factors on flight crew performance, and develops countermeasures to maximize flight crew performance and alertness.
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Tuesday
January 29

11 -Noon Pacific
2-3 PM Eastern
1900-2000 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
What is Microgravity?

Join us on an expedition to the world of microgravity. Often misperceived as weightlessness or zero gravity, microgravity is the unique gravitational environment astronauts experience on a spacecraft orbiting the earth. Joining us will be John Charles, who specializes in the effects of spaceflight on the heart and blood vessels.
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Microgravity Lesson Plans

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Thursday
January 31

10-11:00 PT
1-2:00 PM ET
1800-1900 GMT

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ISS - A Home in Microgravity:
Chat with Liz Stryjewski

Liz Stryjewski will follow up on the January 24 webcast from the Kennedy Space Center, where she works on the RASTA project. She is studying the effects of the space flight environment on radish growth and development.
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